On Sun, Oct 24, 1999 at 01:07:30AM -0400, Tim Pierce wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 23, 1999 at 07:55:47PM -0700, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> > It is a somewhat well known fact that if AOL identifies a given piece
> > of incoming mail as being probable spam, they'll accept it and then
> > just quietly route it to /dev/null with no bounce.
> > (According to them, they save a lot of bandwidth and processing power
> > by simply dev/null'ing spam, rather than trying to bounce it.)
> Yup. If we try to bounce a spam, it just generates a double-bounce
Bad wording on my part. I do not work for or speak for AOL. I
was just confirming that our experience with bouncing or dropping spam
is consistent with that (rumored) reasoning.
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